Pediatric and Developmental Delay Microarray

Our lab specializes in providing developmental delay microarray testing services to diagnose genetic causes of developmental delays in children and adults. This cutting-edge technology allows us to analyze the entire genome and identify small changes in the DNA that could be responsible for developmental delays. With quick and accurate results, our testing can help healthcare professionals and families make informed decisions about the best course of treatment and care for their child or family member. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing high-quality testing and exceptional customer service, ensuring that every patient receives the best possible care.

Acceptable specimen types include whole blood, pure DNA (minimum 50ng/µL), amniotic fluid, chorionic villus, and buccal (cheek) swabs from the patient.

Microarray testing allows for a high-resolution look into a person’s genome and has a higher sensitivity than conventional karyotyping for identifying clinically significant chromosomal abnormalities. This type of test can detect singular genetic changes that can cause health problems in children with a wide spectrum of severity.

Examples of disorders that can be detected with microarray include developmental delays, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders.

Microarray Sample Report

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Clinical features that may indicate the need for testing:

  • Developmental delay or intellectual disability

  • Diagnosed or suspected Autism spectrum disorder

  • Congenital anomalies or birth defects, such as heart defects, cleft lip or palate, or limb abnormalities

  • Unexplained seizures or epilepsy

  • Unexplained growth delays or failure to thrive

  • Multiple miscarriages or stillbirths Infertility or reproductive problems

  • Family history of genetic disorders

The best protection is early detection